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Jan 30, 2013 9:00am EST
campaign against gun violence. also testifying the nra's wayne lapierre. the nra reached out to its members urging them to attend this senate committee hearing. in an e-mail and online in a posting the gun lobby group says "you can bet the anti-gunners will be trying to mobilize their supporters to pack the hearing room and we need to make sure that the room is filled with second amendment supporters!" dana bash is on capitol hill this morning and finding out all sorts of stuff this morning for example there was a move to bring guns into the senate committee hearing, is that going to happen? >> reporter: it's not and it was a move by two of the republican senators on the committee, two of the chief supports of gun rights, lindsey graham and ted cruz. i'm told by a spokesman for graham they're not going to do this because of lots of red tape and bureaucracy in order to allow them to do this. first and foremost assault weapons are not legal in the district of columbia so they gave up and lindsey graham is going to have pictures and posters of these weapons as his show and tell, not th
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 11:00am PST
house, which is using the nation's children to sell this legislative effort, you know the nra also used the president's kids in an ad, so a lot of kids being used in this battle, brooke. >> jessica yellin at the white house. i want to continue this discussion. i want to go to las vegas for my next guest. gun shop owner jay wallace of outdoor adventures in smyrna, georgia. welcome to you. >> thank you, brooke. >> our white house correspondent was talking about something the president is proposing, this universal background checks. this really seems to be, if i may, just one of the biggies coming out of the white house. my question to you is universal background checks, what exactly would that entail? is it practical? >> well, you know, the thing is that we have to make sure that people understand they have an individual responsibility of when they're selling a firearm, that they should sell it to someone that is not mentally ill or incompetent or a felon or any of those things and that's their individual responsibility not to do that. if there are some ways where we can make it bett
CNN
Jan 8, 2013 8:00am PST
involved. critics say the nra is almost too powerful to go up against. so they're feeling somewhat powerless against that big of a lobby group. to me it seems this is where the targets might lie, to try to raise enough money to go head to head, but is that really possible? >> well, i think it is possible, and you're right, money does maic a difference in communicating information and getting a message out. for my part, as a member of the congressional task force. i'm planning on reintroducing, actually, a piece of legislation that i introduced last session, specifically having to do with mental health issues, which i think is a huge part of the concern we have dealing with here. i formed a mental health task force back here at tucson. at every level, i believe, local state and federal officials, elected officials must engage the people they serve. as a second amendment supporter, i boulevard there's a right to bear arms, as confirmed by the supreme court, but i believe there have to be some limits. the assault weapon that was used to shoot 19 of us in tucson within 45 seconds, kill
CNN
Jan 12, 2013 9:00am PST
while talking with the president or ceo of the nra. but the display is against the law in washington. police officials say that there was a miscommunication between nbc and law enforcement. >>> taking a look at what's trending on the web. much to the dismay of "star wars" fans everywhere, the u.s. government will not be building a death star. the white house turned down a petition that was proposing the government create a death star superweapon. the petition received more than 34,000 signatures online. >>> a teacher is being hailed as a hero at a high school shooting in california sh week. ryan herbert stood face to face with the 16-year-old accused shooter and talked to him, buying time for other students to escape. >>> and take a look at this. video, dozens of students and parents fighting at a bus stop. police in swiss vail, pennsylvania, are stepping up patrols near this stop where two brawls now have broken out this week. >>> hollywood award season upon us and the golden globes and the academy awards are definitely in the spotlight. on thursday the academy named the nominees fo
CNN
Jan 9, 2013 6:00am PST
be on our streets. >> i know i'm going to get booed but when i listen to the leadership of the nra saying we need more guns in the schools, i could vomit. >> those kids might have been alive if -- >> this meeting was in the city of vampa, california, wine country. many called for better access to mental health care as well. >>> as you saw the debate over gun violence reaches far and wide from town halls to the white house. vice president joe biden's gun violence task force meeting face-to-face this week with the national rifle association, the nra. vice president's team also going to sit down with top executives in the entertainment industry and the video game industry. retail giant walmart was also invited but walmart is not going to show up. in a statement walmart said "we were invited to attend the meeting on thursday, and we had scheduling conflicts. we're going to continue to stay engaged in this topic going forward." cnn reached out to walmart this morning, and it said, not attending the meeting "should not be interpreted as a slight or a diss." walmart would not confirm repo
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 8:00am PST
>>> talkback question today, is it a popular one. is the nra leadership on target or out of touch? this from peter, they may be out of touch but they're fighting for rights. it's the truth. security in school, it's your kids, not his. this from anthony, the nra is spot on. none of these resolutions would have stopped these shootings. crazy people will find a way to do horrid things. this from brandy, our president loves his children and wants them protected. that's all we american parents wanted as well. and this from carolyn, totally out of touch and not listening to the cares and concerns of american citizens. their thinking is crazy and skewed. i'm carol costello. thank you for joining me today. cnn newsroom continues with ashleigh banfield. >>> actually one month after president obama vowed to use "whatever power his office holds to prevent more tragedies like newtown" he is about to say exactly what that means. in a little less than an hour he'll take the wraps off a series of proposals that go beyond gun control. he's expected to push for a new ban on assault weapons and hig
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 6:00am PST
wrong hands. the nra says it merely guards against frivolous lawsuits aimed at breaking gun makers. he joins us live in this exclusive interview. >> thank you. good to be with you. >> ted kennedy said this law was bought and paid for by the nra. in your mind, what was the intent behind this law? >> the time it was passed, there were a number of suits, predominantly by municipalities against the gun industry meant to attack against the sale of saturday night specials. the proponents of the law claimed it was designed to protect them from liability simply by making an inherently dangerous product. it was written much more broadly than that. the effect has been, when gun sellers or gun manufacturers act negligently, they're immune from any kind of liability. so you can have gun dealers turning a blind eye to the sale of hundreds of weapons to straw purchasers, and when those guns are resold or conveyed to people, criminals that use them to kill people, then they can't be held liable. that makes no sense. it's a protection not needed by the good actors and not deserved by the bad actors. >
CNN
Jan 13, 2013 4:00pm PST
. the head of the nra says he is ready to fight. >> the likelihood is they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> stay right there. more voices from the gun control debate in a minute. >>> first, police in san diego were forced to shoot a man with a gun who ran inside a movie theater. it happened yesterday. police responding to a domestic call chased the armed suspect into a crowded theater. witnesses say moviegoers poured out as police raced inside. an officer shot the suspect, the suspect survived but is in critical condition. >>> a political wound may be reopened in egypt. former president hosni mubarak has won his appeal and is going to get a new trial. an egyptian court overturned mubarak's life sentence for his role in the killing of protesters during egypt's revolution. mubarak supporters cheered in court when the decision came down. mubarak will remain in custody until his new trial starts. his lawyer says the next court date likely in april. >>> hundreds of thousands of people opposing same-sex marriage rallied in the streets of paris
CNN
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
ultrapowerful lobbying group the nra. the latest push coming from senator dianne feinstein, the california democrat who authored the nation's original ban on assault weapons in the 1990s, but this ban would reportedly be much more strict. it would trap current gun owners and outlaw the future sale of some handguns and shotguns. joe johns joins us from washington, i understand that senator feinstein will show up holding a bushmaster. >> reporter: we don't know if she'll be holding it but we know she is going to have some weapons present that would be banned under her proposal, that would include bushmaster, as you know, they're fairly well-known, a bushmaster was we believe used by the shooter in newtown, connecticut. now, we know the broad outlines of what feinstein is likely to promow propose. it's been public for weeks. we look for detail, we expect a revised ban on the so-called military style assault weapons led to believe that means banning the sale, transfer, importation or manufacturing of about 150 firearms, some rifles, even possibly handguns, shotguns, fitted with for example det
CNN
Jan 8, 2013 6:00am PST
from the nra leadership's defiant and unsympathetic response to the newtown, connecticut, massacre that winning even the most common sense reform also require a fight." david mattingly is here with a closer look. one of the most striking things is gabrielle giffords has some clout. >> that's right. >> the question is how much clout, right? >> she is taking this fight directly to her former colleagues and she's not softening the language at all, making it clear what her intent is here, she launched a website this morning called americansforresponsiblesolutions , the intent will encourage elected officials to prevent gun violence and communicate directly with the constituents. very strong language and an op-ed in the u"usa today" she goes after the gun lobby saying special interests purporting to represent gun owners but really advancing the interests of an ideological fringe have used big money and influence to cow congress into submission, rather than working to find the balance between our rights and the regulation of a dangerous product. she goes on to say these groups have cast
CNN
Jan 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
be possible. the nra is the big issue, but i wouldn't say it's necessarily on the republican side only. it's on the democratic side also. you have fully half of your new senate has either a-plus, a, or a-minus rating from the nra. if you want anything to happen on the gun control, at least half the senate will be upsetting the nra. that's a very difficult proposition. >> there is no more uphill fight than this. >> recommendations on gun policy are expected this month. athena jones, cnn, washington. >> photoshopping a member of congress. and nancy pelosi was left to explain why. you'll see up at the very stop there, four congressmen were added after the fact because they couldn't be there for the original photo. the others, they got tired of waiting in the cold, so they just took the picture and decided to add in the no-shows later. that group of four. okay, that's what happens. well, ahead, winter is a season that always keeps emergency responders busy. especially when they live anywhere near a large stretch of ice. >> of. >> an american airlines pilot has been suspended for alleg
CNN
Jan 12, 2013 2:00pm PST
assault weapons passed by the congress. >> reporter: the nra can simply point to what happened in 1994 when president bill clinton signed the last assault weapons ban into law. democrats lost control of both houses of congress to republicans. >> he's become the only republican candidate in indiana with an f-rating from the nra. >> reporter: last year, the nra proved it was willing to go after the gop, as well, running this tv ad against former indiana senator, dick lugar, who lost a primary battle to a more conservative challenger. are democrats as nervous about the nra as they used to be? >> no, they're not. >> reporter: maryland democratic congressman, chris van hollen says voters are eager for new gun control laws after newtown. >> if you look at the most contested national races around the country, they're in the suburbs. and in suburban areas, i think the weight of public opinion is on the side of common sense gun safety provisions. >> reporter: after biden spent days meeting with different interest groups, the latest being video game makers, the vice president doesn't seem to be
CNN
Jan 24, 2013 2:00pm EST
speaker was new congresswoman elizabeth etsy. the bill faces big hurdles. the nra staunchly opposes the bill. the cover of the journal reads siege and says an article inside said that the gun ownerships face an assault on rights. we have a new statement to read from you. senator feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. it's disa pointing, but not surprising. the american people know gun ban dos not work. a sponsor of the proposed assault weapons ban, connecticut senator richard blumenthal next hour. what are the final battle lines? one has been eliminated. women are no longer banned from combat units. leon panetta issued the order in the last 30 minutes. >> therefore today general dempsey and i are pleased to announce that we are eliminating the direct ground combat exclusion rule for women. we are moving forward with a plan to eliminate all unnecessary gender-based barriers to serve. >> eliminating the ban will take time and the assessment phase. each branch will examine all the jobs and units not accepting women and then produce a timeline for integ
CNN
Jan 30, 2013 2:00pm EST
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Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
the nra for this ad that criticizes the president for not wanting to put armed guards in schools while his own daughters get secret service protection. mayor nutter joins me now from washington. welcome, mr. mayor. >> good morning, carol, how are you? >> what did you object to in that nra ad? >> for those of us in the political business, generally it's been pretty much an unwritten but understood rule that family and children are out of bounds, that you don't attack someone's family, if you want to attack the candidate or the elected official, certainly that's your prerogative but generally family has been considered off limits, and that doesn't add anything to legitimate dialogue that really needs to take place on the issues of public safety and gun regulations. >> although some people are also criticizing president obama for surrounding himself with children, when he held his news conference on his gun control plans yesterday. should children be used in that instance? >> i don't think those children were "used." they were there at an event, they wrote letters to the president.
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 11:00am PST
week, had the nra there, and the head of the nra spoke with candy crowley yesterday. here is a portion of that interview. >> when a president takes all the power of his office, if he's willing to expend political capital, you don't want to make predictions. you don't want to bet your house on the outcome. i would say that the likelihood is that they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> you mentioned assault weapons ban, one of the items the vice president mentioned possibly as part of his proposal. you heard what he just said, that coming from the nra. what do you think? >> well, the nra is going to use the muscle that it has used in prior congresses to try and fear, put fear into members' voting decisions, trying to tell them they're going to lose their elections. interestingly enough, in 2008, more recently in 2012, the nra did very poorly in terms of getting their candidates elected. we have got to do what's right for the american people. we shouldn't have a situation where people are afraid to go to a movie, to go -- to take their kids to
CNN
Jan 18, 2013 2:00pm EST
chris christie, again, coming to the defense of the president, lashing out at the nra. plus, he is the man deadspin says perpetrated this manti te'o alleged girlfriend hoax. now cnn is talking to the father of the former high school football player. you paid...wow. hmmm. let's see if walmart can help you find the same look for less. okay. see? walmart has all these leading eyewear brands and styles. rockstar! really? yeah. oh, wow! oh, black frame looks good on you. yeah? you can get a complete pair starting at just -- $38. really?! and did you know that our glasses come with a free 12-month replacement guarantee? i didn't know walmart had all this. the price is impressive, the quality is too! come to walmart and see for yourself. find rollbacks on the contact lenses you want. like the acuvue oasys -- now $27.88. walmart. is the same frequent heartburn treatment as prilosec otc. now with a fancy coating that gives you a burst of wildberry flavor. now why make a flavored heartburn pill? because this is america. and we don't just make things you want, we make things you didn't even k
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Jan 16, 2013 9:00am PST
of congress the spine to do the right thing, as the president said. you know, the nra is not in line with an awful lot of their members, and that is something we're counting on to go forward. i've gone through this before. i know what the battles are going to be. i know the nra is probably already out there. you probably saw that new ad that they just put out attacking the president and his two daughters. that's crazy. everybody knows that the president and his family have to be protected. but to try to push that over on to the, their probably most radical members of the nra, that's now how the general public feels. i believe we can do it. this time it is different. this time it's gone to the heart of every mother, father, gra grandparent thinking about their children, grandchildren. we have to do something. all these mass killings and the killings that happen every single day, as the president said, 900 people have died since the day that sandy hook happened. that's too many of our people. i'm speaking as a nurse. it's cost us over $200 billion a year for those that survive. an
CNN
Jan 11, 2013 11:00am PST
newsroom" continues with brooke baldwin. >>> first, the nra, then hollywood, now joe biden meets with the folks behind video games. i'll speak with someone live who says games aren't the problem. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. >>> win or lose? one miss america contestant will undergo a double mastectomy after tomorrow's pageant. >>> plus, wall street is shrinking. why big firms keep handing out pink slips. >>> and countdown to the golden globes. >> leo! >> yours true little be live from the red carpet. one expert tells me what to look for. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing the all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. [ male announcer ] when diarrhea hits, kaopectate stops it fast. powerful liquid relief speeds to the source. fast! [ male announcer ] stop the uh-oh fast with kaopectate. >>> hello. i'm brooke baldwin. happenin
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Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
nra is on the attack before it's even seen the plan. the group released this ad which paints obama as an elitist hypocrite. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> it's a tough ad. dan lothian is at the white house. but i understand the president is fighting back with his own pr strategy because when he makes his big announcement he'll be surrounded by children who wrote letters to him begging for gun control. >> reporter: that's right. you know, we see the white house do this in the past, usually it's around a fiscal fight where the president's putting pressure on congress he'll be surrounded by families from across the country. well, in fact, the president, as you pointed out, will be surrounded by these young kids who wrote letters to the
CNN
Jan 27, 2013 2:30pm EST
. nra may be the dominant gun group but most of the country sides with curbing assault weapons and violence. >> i think you reached a point, where i said earlier, that enough is enough. do military assault weapons belong on our streets? and the answer according to the maimer chiefs of police, according to the largest police organization in the world is absolutely no. >> but republican congressman marsha blackburn has a different view about gun control. >> we need to be looking at the root causes. some of these psychotropic drug and let this not be the weapon. let's talk about some of the root issues. i understand the senator's passion for this. but i have to tell you, an assault ban is not the answer to helping keep people safe. >> in an interview with the new republic magazine, president obama says gun owners will not be forgotten in the ongoing debate. the president said he has "p "profound for hunting that dateses back for generations." >>> this could be hillary clinton's last week as secretary of state. we'll look at the imprint she has on diplomacy. the highs and lows of her c
CNN
Jan 13, 2013 11:30am PST
gun control debate in washington is behind it. nra president david keene tells cnn he doubts congress will do anything. >> one of the things that we have pushed for for a number of years is including those who have been adjudicated to be mentally incompetent and potentially dangerous onto the lists of those people who are prohibited from buying firearms, that has not been done that should be done. because most of the people who engage in these sort of things are people who have had real trouble. for example, some years ago, the virginia tech shooter, would not have been able to purchase a firearm, had that been done in virginia. >> in newtown, connecticut, that town is slowly trying to carry on. among the important pieces of business, what to do with the sandy hook elementary school building. our susan candiotti is live in newtown where a meeting about the school is about to begin. and susan, what's happening there now? >> well hi, marty, as you said, it's been a month since the tragedy happened. and literally, there are signs still around newtown, in tribute to all of the victims, in
CNN
Jan 27, 2013 6:00pm EST
generations and i think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake. meanwhile the nra remains the biggest obstacle to passing a ban on assault-style rifles. dianne feinstein speaks with cannily crowley. >> they come after you, put money down to defeat you. >> her proposal faces what she called an uphill fight, but she said she's confident she can get it to the senate floor for a vote. so let's talk more with cnn contributor lz granderson and ann. hello to you. thank you, guys. we haven't spoken in quite a while. the president is scheduled to make a speech on imgation reform and republican congressman paul ryan says he thinks this is one issue where the two parties can make a deal. here's what he said this morning. >> i think there are republicans and democrats that can come together with a good solution to make sure that this problem is fixed once and for all, and i think those rubio principles do a really good job of adhering to the founding principles, respecting the ruling law and for those who came here for a better life. >> is this an idea that's come? >> i absolu
CNN
Jan 30, 2013 9:00am PST
. executive vice president of the nra said the focus should be on making schools more secure, more aggressive. prosecution of gun criminals and fixing the country's mental health system. wayne la pierre says gun laws are not the answer. >> while we are ready to participate in a meaningful effort to solve these pressing problems we must disagree with some members of the committee and many in the media and all the gun control groups on what will keep our kids and keep our streets safe. law abiding gun owners will not accept blame for the acts of violent or deranged criminals. nor do we believe government should dictate what we clawfulln and use to protect our families. we have to be honest about what works and what does not work. proposals that would serve to burden the law abiding have failed in the past and will fail in the future. semi-automatic firearm technology has been around for a hundred years. they are the most popular guns for hunting, target shooting, self-defense. despite this fact, congress banned the manufacture and sale of hundreds of semi-automatic firearms and magaz
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 8:00am PST
newtown which seemed to generate new -- fresh opposition from that ban to the nra and even harry reid question wlits could pass congress. given that how hard will you push for an assault weapons ban and what other measures would need to be included in a broad package in order to curb gun violence successfully? >> like i said t vice president and a number of the members of my cabinet went through a very thorough progress over the past month, meeting a lot of stake holders in this, including the nra, listened to proposals from all quarters and they presented me now with a list of sensible common sense steps that can be taken to make sure that the kinds of violence we saw at newtown doesn't happen again, i am going to be meeting with the vice president today, i expect to have a fuller presentation later in the week to give people some specifics about what i think we need to do. my starting point is not to worry about the politics, my starting point is to focus on what makes sense, what works. what should we be doing to make sure that our children are safe and that hear reducing the
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00am PST
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Jan 10, 2013 11:00am PST
what happens when joe biden meets the nra and movie execs about gun control. plus one group wants to see pictures of osama bin laden's body. now a court is hearing its case against the president. and -- >> the nominees are -- >> the glitz, the glamour, the controversy. some big names left off the oscar list. you will hear them, right after this. >>> here we go. top of the hour, breaking news. i'm brooke baldwin. we have a school shooting in taft, california. we want to go to george howell. glancing at me e-mail, all schools in kern county, california, all schools on lockdown with the exception of this high school which has been evacuated. >> we are talking about taft union high school, about 45 minutes away from bakersfield where we are getting a lot of our information from kero tv. they have taken calls from students hiding in closets, brooke, while this was happening. we know at this point according to their reporting at least three victims in this case at taft union high school. we also know that the shooter, apparently taken into custody around 9:20 on the west coast. the kern
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Jan 15, 2013 8:00am PST
that in fact is something the president and vice president still very much support, but the nra raising doubts about whether or not it can actually pass congress. >> dan lothian live at the white house with a lot to parse through. thank you. >>> and far from the white house, far from capitol hill, new york state is passing tough govern control measures that would include a ban on assault weapons. it now goes to the state assembly. approval would make new york the first state to react in school shootings in newtown. still with this topic, not far away from newtown, gun control advocates are on a march to a nearby walmart and they want to demand that the country's largest retailer stop selling assault weapons. they plan to present a letter of protest that the organizer says is signed by 250,000 people. and among the protesters, some of the survivors of gun violence. this is happening in danbury. deb deb are a fair rick is there. >> reporter: just a couple moments ago, those people, a small group but determined group, they were able to deliver 300,000 signatures to the manager here at the
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Jan 11, 2013 6:00am PST
polarized than ever. the nation's largest gun lobby the nra is angry and apparently backing away from the conversation, says the white house isn't really interested in a dialogue. >> we knew going into this meeting what the president's position on the so-called assault weapons ban it, is, he said no we've made up our mind on that. no, there's not going to be an agreement on that. >> today we're learning the nation's largest gun retailer is feeling slighted. walmart officials agreed to take part in the talks but in the end they didn't get to meet with joe biden. christine romans has been talking to walmart, what are executives telling you. >> well it's noted inside the company in the end it wasn't a meeting with the vice president, this meeting and the rescheduling and all that that's been contentious over the past few days instead it was with the attorney general, the attorney general eric holder met with the retailers, i can show you how many, i have a graphic, walmart, the world's largest retailer, got a lot of grief for initially saying it had a scheduling problem and would not be
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Jan 29, 2013 6:00am PST
gun rights advocates, skeet shooting isn't exactly on target. the nra said "the second amendment is not about shooting skeet and it's not a tradition. it's a fundamental right upheld by the u.s. supreme court." so while obama seemed to be reaching out, however awkwardly, to gun owner, the whole thing may have backfired. obama skeet shooting on target or telling? facebook.com/carolcnn, or tweet me @carolcnn. ♪ [ male announcer ] when we built the cadillac ats from the ground up to be the world's best sport sedan... ♪ ...people noticed. ♪ the all-new cadillac ats -- 2013 north american car of the year. ♪ for a limited time, take advantage of this exceptional offer on the all-new cadillac ats. so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel wheneve
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Jan 25, 2013 9:00am EST
we all need to exercise our own sense of responsibility. >> now see the nra might say well, then you should understand our position because that's exactly how we feel. >> well as i say, i don't think it's an attack on the second amendment. it's simply common sense, in order to, so that people who buy guns are registered, are known and their background is checked for any kind of mental illness or, you know, criminal behavior. >> and then my final question, you know, lots of people say the nra has such a strong lobbying arm that no sort of meaningful gun control will ever pass the legislature. do you think that's true? >> i think it's changing. think. i think that this march, you know, that we're having on saturday in washington, the march against gun violence and in support of, you know, the victims of gun violence, i think it is a genuine expression of the people's will, of the people's desires. >> thanks again to activist and actress kathleen turner. the march for gun control takes place tomorrow on capitol hill. >>> our talkback question today should the super bowl be politiciz
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Jan 14, 2013 9:00am PST
things done, you have to have conversations. from the guns case, for example, they invite the nra to the meeting, the nra leaves the meeting, they are now clearly divided. the president says he's not trying to take away anyone's second amendment rights, the nra says he's trying a direct assault on the second amendment. you have confrontation. >> dana bash is up on capitol hill. dana, you're already getting reaction from the republican leadership? >> reporter: that's right. the house speaker, first and foremost, this was clearly being written and was sent the second the president walked out of the east room. speaker boehner saying that the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing government spending at the same time, something that we've heard him say time and time again. he also says, the consequences of fail to increase are real, but so to are allowing our spending problem to go unresolved. he goes on to say, the house will do its job and pass responsible legislation that reduces spending and insists that washington do the same. so clearly, another
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Jan 12, 2013 4:00pm PST
that the obama administration will try to pass an assault weapon's bans. the nra will oppose it. and gun rights supporters want to focus more on mental health and school safety. we will see what the backgroundries are going to be on tuesday -- boundaries are going to be on tuesy. >>> nothing that anyone could predict is the conspiracy theory of what happened on that day. we know that people put their theories on everything on the internet. there's a professor that questions whether the newtown tragedy ever occurred. >> it turns out that one of the people that is putting this theory forward is a tenured professor in a university. his name is james tracy. this is a picture of him, here is what he looks like. james tracy is his name. he claims the shooting did not happen as reported and may not have happened at all. here is what he wrote on his personal blog. i quote, one is left to inquire whether the sandy hook shooting ever took place, at least in the way that law enforcement authorities and the nation's news media described. tracy makes the case, if you want to call it that, th
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Jan 7, 2013 6:00am PST
, ideas, something to talk about. forget that. already, nra-backed lawmakers are shooting down the administration's approach. >> i think you need to putter g everything on the table, but what i hear from the administration and if "the washington post" is to be believed, that's way in extreme of what i think is necessary or even should be talked about, and it's not going to pass. see, that's the other thing. >> we're talking about this on the same day that james holmes, the accused aurora shooter, appears in court, a painful reminder, along with sandy hook, of why we're even discussing gun laws right now. in a cnn poll taken after the sandy hook shooting, about two-thirds supported new gun restrictions, including a ban on semiautomatic assault weapons. but gun rights advocates don't much like that either. so what kind of gun control might they favor? as one law maker put it, nothing, if you call it gun control. >> a lot of times when you talk about gun control, you turn off more than half of your audience, and this is more than just that. what we're doing is we're working to prevent
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Jan 28, 2013 8:00am PST
the white house as they're looking at significant pushback from gun rights advocates like the nra, they're trying to build some support with law enforcement behind some of the proposals that president has recently put out, ashleigh. that includes background checks, making them universal so e6b if there's private sales that people have to go through a background check to purchase a gun. and also the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban and try and limit the high capacity magazines as well as making more resources available for mental health. they're trying to build some support. that's really what this meeting happening this hour at the white house is all about. >> we can call them officials but from that -- from those particular jurisdictions you can bet that will be very emotional at the white house. brianna keilar, thank you. my thanks to dana bash, as well. >>> reminder to you as well, folks, this thursday night anderson cooper has a very special "ac 360" town hall special. it's going to be the examination of the second amendment and the push for gun control. can there be a
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Jan 19, 2013 12:00pm EST
pushing, also bipartisan opposition. we see the nra is promising to fight hard as well. the administration feels good in that the public sentiment seems to be on their side, the majority of americans believe there's some need for gun restrictions. and so they're trying to seize this moment in order to try to curb the gun violence, what we've seen out there recently. >> such an uphill battle because passions are so high on both sides on the gun control issue. another issue where passions are so high on both sides when it comes to president and congress, this debt ceiling fight. >> that's right. although now we're seeing some of the temperatures lower there because every was expecting for this to be during the last time out, republicans saying let's deal with this for the next three mos, deal with the longer one later. the white house encouraged -- they're encouraged by what they're hearing but clearly it's not going to be easy. but certainly i think not as contentious as we were thinking in the short term. >> we'll see how that relationship develops if at all or e vovls throu
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Jan 28, 2013 11:00am PST
weapons ban legislation. and wayne lapierre, the nra's executive vice president. these two will face one another wednesday during a senate judiciary hearing, according to the website, called what should america do about gun violence. but, it will feel like debate deja vu for capitol hill watchers because those two run opposite sides, this was back in the early 1990s when this first assault weapons ban passed. that, as you know, has since expired. their arguments are coming back to life. we went into the archive and found feinstein and lapierre from two decades ago. >> you also, at some point, have got to say, enough is enough. otherwise when the nra will not say that you should not permit the civilian sale of bazookas, what we're talking about is a weapon crafted for war, that floats around the streets of our cities, that puts our police in a position of being outgunned by the bad guys, that has kids killing kids with them. >> more regulations on honest people that a million times a year honest people use a gun in this country to defend themselves from criminals, the system will not cont
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Jan 10, 2013 8:00am PST
given to the president in a different law. >> even the most ardent and fervorous of the nra supporters will say, for crying out loud, enforce the existing laws out there. isn't an executive order an excellent tool to do just that? >> that's what presidents do with executive orders? >> one executive order that is apparently under consideration is the federal government does do some background checks on some weapons purchases. they might want to streamline that process and make it more useful, get it into the hands of law enforcement faster. that's something that a president could do on his own authority. >> virtually thousands upon thousands of people that have lied on their background checks and that is against the law and they are not prosecuted. >> that is something else that the president could direct the attorney general, start pros cuesing those people or following up with them and find out what they are doing with their weapons. >> what about the notion that mental health is another big part of these conversations that joe biden will be having? there needs to be something elsdon
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Jan 25, 2013 12:00pm EST
weapons along with certain types of gun magazines. the nra's response was immediate. the group says, quote, the american people know gun bans do not work. and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. cnn talked to a south carolina sheriff who called senator feinstein's bill scary and says he will not enforce any federal gun ban that he sees as unconstitutional. >> another element that i strongly disagree with is the idea that somehow or another this is going to prevent the kind of violence that -- that everybody is concerned about. i think there is some practical problems associated with things like the magazine capacity. but i will tell you that i think that much of this is taking advantage of our grief, and people's general lack of information and understanding about firearms in general. >> senator feinstein's bill, it is the most ambitious piece of gun violence legislation that has been put forward since december's school massacre in connecticut. >>> new mexico teen is accused of the most horrific crime imaginable, killing his mother, fathe
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Jan 10, 2013 9:00am EST
tick ddictatorshi. as an nra member, i support registering all guns, tracking large ammo purchases and limited sales to one gun a month. so there. keep the conversation going. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining us today. "cnn newsroom" with ashleigh banfield continues after a break. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? [ dog ] we found it together.upbeat ] on a walk, walk, walk. love to walk. yeah, we found that wonderful thing. and you smiled. and threw it. and i decided i would never, ever leave it anywhere. because that wonderful, bouncy, roll-around thing... had made you play. and that... had made you smile. [ announcer ] beneful. play. it's g
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